One Direction

One Direction

One Direction is an English/Irish boy band that formed on the talent show The X Factor. One Direction's members are Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles and Liam Payne. They finished third on The X Factor, but went on to have massive success, reinvigorating the boy band genre and starting a British invasion in the U.S.

One Direction has released three albums: Up All Night, Take Me Home and Midnight Memories. The fourth album, appropriately titled Four, is set to be released Nov. 2014. The band's hit songs include "What Makes You Beautiful," "Kiss You," "Live While We’re Young," "Best Song Ever" and "Story of My Life."

One Direction has a huge online presence. The boy band's "What Makes You Beautiful" video has over 559 million views on YouTube and the group has over 35 million Facebook fans, plus over 20 million Twitter followers.

A few facts about the band: One Direction sold over 1.6 million tickets to 134 shows to the Take Me Home Tour in 2013. Footage from the tour was turned into a feature film titled This Is Us that topped the US and UK box offices and earning over $60 million worldwide, making it the current fourth highest grossing concert movie. The 2014 Where We Are Tour dates in Milan, Italy were recorded and are reportedly being turned into a special concert DVD available Dec. 2014.

1D fans call themselves Directioners and One Direction fanfiction has taken on a life of it's own. One author has even changed the fanfiction game by receiving a major book deal for her One Direction-inspired online story titled "After."

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Niall Horan's Nephew Theo Rushed to Hospital: What Happened?

Oct 9th 2014 12:25PM

Poor Niall Horan's little nephew, Theo. The tiny tot was taken to the hospital after suffering a rumored burn on his hand. Thankfully he's doing well... Read More

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Harry Styles and Erin Foster Hit the Pumpkin Patch: Dating Rumors Fly

Oct 9th 2014 11:40AM

Don't look now, Harry Styles has gone and gotten in the fall spirit, hitting up a pumpkin patch with female pal Erin Foster. And let the dating rumors... Read More

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Harry Styles Joins Fight to Save Dolphins

Oct 8th 2014 10:39PM

Well, bless his fabulous heart. Harry Styles is joining Simon Cowell in the fight to save dolphins. Yep, Harry loves animals and is using his... Read More

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Louis Tomlinson Carried Off Plane, Gets Piggyback Ride

Oct 8th 2014 7:50PM

Is Louis Tomlinson getting too big for his own good? We joke, but it looked like Louis may be such a huge star that he doesn't even have to walk on... Read More

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One Direction "God Only Knows" Cover: 1D Join Lorde, Sam Smith and More!

Oct 8th 2014 11:06AM

Check out One Direction in this cool "God Only Knows" cover video for BBC Music. Yeah, they barely appear in it, but we're pretty in love with their... Read More

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One Direction 'Steal My Girl' Video: Twitter Trend Prank Dashes Fans' Hopes

Oct 8th 2014 10:12AM

You cruel, cruel One Direction fandom. You got our hopes up when we saw #StealMyGirlMusicVideoIsPerfect trending on Twitter this morning...only to... Read More

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Niall Horan Heartbreak: "My Childhood Was Cut Short"

Oct 7th 2014 10:03PM

The guys of One Direction basically got a fast track pass to fame after appearing on the X Factor four years ago. Do they have any regrets though?... Read More

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Niall Horan and Ed Sheeran Feud Rumor Shot Down: "It's All Normal"

Oct 7th 2014 1:42PM

Remember the buzz over the Niall Horan and Ed Sheeran feud after Ed's song, "Don't" was rumored to be about Ellie Goulding and Nialler hooking up?... Read More

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Zayn Malik's Bag Stolen: Fans Who "Found" It Post Video of His Personal Belongings

Oct 7th 2014 11:55AM

The One Direction fandom is outraged over the news that Zayn Malik's bag was recently stolen by two fans - who then posted a video of his personal... Read More

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Liam Payne Gives Emotional Speech at One Direction's Miami Concert

Oct 6th 2014 12:49PM

Liam Payne went and got all emotional at the last One Direction Where We Are tour concert in Miami last night. The feels were pretty strong with this... Read More

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Harry Styles Rocks Braid and Bun: Harry's Growing His Hair Out

Oct 6th 2014 12:17PM

Harry Styles has been growing his hair out and rocking a man bun for a little while, but now he's pulled out a new style: a braid. Yes, Harry's hair... Read More

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Did Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards Get Married? Trending Hashtag Just Bored Fans?

Oct 6th 2014 11:19AM

Look, we're as excited as anyone to hear news of Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards getting married, but dreaming up a hashtag doesn't mean it's true. It... Read More

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Liam Payne Defends Sophia Smith: Slams Twitter Hater in DM Message

Oct 6th 2014 10:51AM

Do not trash Liam Payne's girlfriend, Sophia Smith, or he will call you out on it. Over the weekend, the hashtag #WeAllRespectLiamandSophia started... Read More

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One Direction's Making Money Off of 5 Seconds of Summer?

Oct 4th 2014 9:49PM

Are One Direction making money off of 5 Seconds of Summer's success? While this has long been rumored, Billboard.com has now confirmed that 1D have a... Read More

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Liam Payne Bored and Scared in Latest Tweets and Instagram Pics

Oct 3rd 2014 11:35AM

Okay, we're both amused with and a little worried about Liam Payne. We previously reported on how he's having trouble sleeping on tour, missing his... Read More

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One Direction's New Song '18': Ed Sheeran Wrote It Just For Them

Oct 2nd 2014 11:10AM

While we're counting down the days until One Direction's new album, Four, is out, we've also been wondering what the Ed Sheeran-penned song will sound... Read More

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Harry Styles Helps Guy Propose at One Direction Concert: Watch #1DProposal!

Oct 2nd 2014 9:37AM

Harry Styles played a huge role in helping a guy propose to his girlfriend at the One Direction concert last night. We had seen rumblings about the... Read More

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Harry Styles and Katy Perry Update: Katy Has a Crush on the 1D Star?

Oct 1st 2014 2:39PM

This whole Harry Styles and Katy Perry dinner date thing won't die, especially with the buzz that they got together just to make Taylor Swift jealous.... Read More

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Liam Payne Can't Sleep, Misses Girlfriend Sophia Smith While On Tour

Oct 1st 2014 1:25PM

Liam Payne sounds like he could use a break. Not only is he missing girlfriend Sophia Smith while on tour, he also can't sleep. Poor guy. Grinding... Read More

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Who Is One Direction's 'Steal My Girl' About? Is It About the Fans?

Oct 1st 2014 11:41AM

Who is One Direction's new song, "Steal My Girl," about? It's not enough just to love a song, the fans want to know the inspiration and meaning behind... Read More

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Harry Styles' Favorite Part of Touring: One Direction Fans

Oct 1st 2014 10:52AM

While the One Direction Where We Are tour is wrapping up soon (sniffle), don't worry - the guys have more touring ahead of them in the future. And... Read More

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Niall Horan Asks Liam Payne to Smell His Armpits: Their Hilarious Tweets

Sep 30th 2014 9:52PM

We saw Niall Horan and Liam Payne get downright stir-crazy in their hotel room the other night, but now they're exchanging some goofy tweets that sent... Read More

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One Direction New Album 'Four' Leaks Online in Vine Videos

Sep 30th 2014 8:47PM

Well, this is the weirdest album leak we've seen yet. Did One Direction's new album, Four, leak online in a series of Vine videos? Is it the real... Read More

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Harry Styles and Katy Perry Planned Date to "Annoy" Taylor Swift?

Sep 30th 2014 1:43PM

Even though that whole Harry Styles and Katy Perry dinner date rumor was shot down, canceling the idea that they were getting some sort of revenge on... Read More

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Zayn Malik Confesses: He Only Brings Socks, Underwear on Tour

Sep 30th 2014 12:02PM

Zayn Malik has revealed a secret of life on the road with One Direction – he doesn't pack anything but socks and underwear for their tours.... Read More

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'Daily Show' Jokes About One Direction Fans Following Zayn Malik Terrorist Joke

Sep 30th 2014 11:02AM

Last week, The Daily Show came under fire from One Direction fans after host Jon Stewart made a joke that appeared to call Zayn Malik a terrorist... Read More

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One Direction 'Steal My Girl' a Rip-Off? Paramore's Hayley Williams Thinks So!

Sep 29th 2014 9:19PM

While we've all been gushing over One Direction's new song, "Steal My Girl," it seems at least one famous singer is calling the 1D guys out on how... Read More

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Liam Payne's Response to Fan Nude Pic DM is Perfect

Sep 29th 2014 1:43PM

Liam Payne was full of surprises last night, as he not only rattled off a bunch of sentimental tweets, but also DM'd some fans as well. He... Read More

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One Direction Guys Get Lonely on Tour? "You Miss Your Family, Friends"

Sep 29th 2014 12:12PM

Well this has us all feeling a bit sad. Despite being the biggest boyband on the planet and enjoying their fame and money, there is one downside for... Read More

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Liam Payne Gets Sentimental on Twitter, Discovers Definition of Bae

Sep 29th 2014 11:01AM

Aw, Liam Payne has gone and gotten all gushy about life and the fans that have gotten him and the One Direction guys where they are today. You're... Read More

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